Posts tagged: "appliqué"

  1. Jo Morton shares the back-basting appliqué stitch: 9 reasons to try it

    Posted by on January 22, 2018

    At Martingale, we’re totally over-the-top fanatical for Jo Morton. Aside from her stunning books filled with spectacular quilts, Jo has a wonderful way of explaining techniques—it fills you with the curiosity and confidence to try. So, when Jo says her favorite way to appliqué is by using the back-basting method, we’re all ears! Jo learned […]


  2. Snow day? Sew day! 8 projects for winter’s final weeks

    Posted by on January 19, 2018

    How’s winter been treating you? For some it’s been a season similar to winters before . . . but we’ve watched others endure frigid temperatures, mountains of snow, and a chilly case of the winter blues. For those going through it, we send you our warmest wishes—and we want to help you send those winter […]


  3. Quilting icon Jo Morton’s tribute to Album quilts (+ fabric giveaway!)

    Posted by on November 22, 2017

    Jo Morton is back with another gorgeous book—and it just may be the first time you’ve seen her absolutely admirable appliqué! In Jo’s latest book, Jo’s Floral Album, you’ll stitch spectacular blocks featuring beautiful blossoms, twining vines, luscious berries, and other motifs that define traditional Album quilts. Make blocks one after another, or set a […]


  4. A closer look: Yoko Saito’s Floral Bouquet Quilts (+ a special pic!)

    Posted by on November 6, 2017

    As promised, we’re continuing to share with you details about books from Stitch Publications, now distributed by Martingale. Today we’re sharing a peek into Yoko Saito’s Floral Bouquet Quilts. We just returned from Quilt Market in Houston, Texas, where Yoko Saito was an honored guest in our booth. We watched her demonstrate several techniques, from […]


  5. Awe-inspiring applique: a peek at Yoko Saito’s 138 Original Applique Designs

    Posted by on October 16, 2017

    We are so excited to be distributing books produced by Stitch Publications—including books by famed Japanese quilt designer Yoko Saito! Over the next several weeks we’ll be sharing more details with you about these gorgeous books. Today we’re sharing a peek into 138 Original Appliqué Designs by Yoko Saito. If you’re familiar with Ms. Saito’s […]


  6. Yoko Saito quilt books in English – we got ’em!

    Posted by on October 2, 2017

    We are so excited to reveal that we are now distributing books produced by Stitch Publications—including books by famed Japanese quilt designer Yoko Saito! Over the next several weeks we’ll be sharing more details with you about these gorgeous books. Today we’re giving you a sneak peek into Yoko Saito’s Quilts & Projects from My […]


  7. Learn the Kim Diehl freezer-paper applique technique (video)

    Posted by on September 4, 2017

    Boy oh boy does best-selling author Kim Diehl know how to appliqué. Penny Garland by Kim Diehl, from Simple Appeal Now, we know that some of you out there are flat-out scared of the “a” word. But what if Kim Diehl was sitting next to you, sharing her tips, advice, and techniques? (And her delightful […]


  8. Free sewing patterns for fall autumn-inspired kitchen set

    Posted by on August 23, 2017

    Crunching leaves. Hot apple cider. Sweaters. The pumpkin patch! Perhaps an autumn chill isn’t in the air just yet . . . but it’s coming. And today we’ve got a great way to celebrate the cooler season on the way—with needle and thread, of course! Download the Harvest Spice Trio patterns for free when you […]


  9. Free pattern: Churn Dash gets a sweet “tweetment”

    Posted by on July 31, 2017

    Who doesn’t love the charming Churn Dash block? It’s simple to make, it can sway traditional or modern, and it can be modified/altered/adapted in so many ways. Plus, it’s rumored to be Kim Diehl’s favorite quilt block of all time (and who doesn’t love Kim Diehl?). One square, eight rectangles, and four half-square-triangle units. So […]


  10. Calling all sewists: irresistible sewing-themed projects ahead (+ giveaway!)

    Posted by on July 12, 2017

    Thread love, needle love, button love—sewing love! We are so excited to give you a sneak peek inside Sew Many Notions! Profess your love of sewing with these warm-and-fuzzy projects that are quick to put together and fun to display or give. Each sewing-themed project is perfectly portable for on-the-go stitching, and author Debbie Busby […]